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08-31-13, 07:30 PM
Forum: Commuting
08-23-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By beaker83

700c wheel suggestions on a budget

Hi. I am in the process of bomb proofing my commuter bike and trying to make it as useful as possible on a very limited budget. If I could afford it, I would get a Surly Crosscheck because I think...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-13, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By beaker83

Thanks!! The flat resistance is a major plus. Do...

Thanks!! The flat resistance is a major plus. Do you ever take them off-road?
Forum: Commuting
08-20-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By beaker83

Thanks! um...I don't know if they are steel. They...

Thanks! um...I don't know if they are steel. They are Araya probably from the same era as the bike. Would that make them steel? I have thought about switching to 700c but it is really overwhelming...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By beaker83

tire of choice for commuting

I have been commuting for about a year now and I am about to buy my first set of tires (the ones that were on the bike I bought were well worn). I am having a really hard time deciding on what to...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,990
Posted By beaker83

Hi. Congrats on deciding to bike around! So...

Hi. Congrats on deciding to bike around!
So there is a big difference between the used bikes and new bikes you are looking at. The old ones are steel frames and probably have friction shifters (the...
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By beaker83

I don't have calipers so I don't know the seat...

I don't have calipers so I don't know the seat tube size. I just took it in to the shop yesterday, maybe I can get them to measure for me. I'll let you know, and thanks for the help! I've posted some...
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By beaker83

[QUOTE=Bianchigirll;15809586]Identifying a...

[QUOTE=Bianchigirll;15809586]Identifying a re4painted frame can be impossible. More details would help, so would close up pics of frame features like the dropouts, headtube lugs and seat lug area. ...
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By beaker83

I don't remember seeing anything stamped on it...

I don't remember seeing anything stamped on it when I painted it but I will check when I get home and post some close up pictures.
As for the bb, do you mean is it standard or reverse threaded or...
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By beaker83

How can I identify my bike?!

So I bought this bike about a year and half ago and the paint was in bad shape and places in the frame were starting to rust. I didn't/don't have the money to spring for a professional powder-coat...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,515
Posted By beaker83

Thanks brian3069! I can clean the bb and headset...

Thanks brian3069! I can clean the bb and headset bearings myself, haven't ventured into hub bearings yet...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,515
Posted By beaker83

Thanks for the suggested price on the trek and...

Thanks for the suggested price on the trek and the background on the Fuji wrk101! It sure seems light compared to my 77 sekai and 79 raleigh mixte....Here are some pics. Hopefully this will help!...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,515
Posted By beaker83

Mid 80's Trek 310 Elance

Hi everyone. I am looking at buying this bike on CL but the price ($349) seems a bit high to me. Thought I would get some opinions, its local so no shipping or anything extra like that. I've been...
Replies: 6
Views: 5,951
Posted By beaker83

The Dr. told her she can ride as long as she...

The Dr. told her she can ride as long as she doesn't fall which is kind of funny because nobody plans on falling! You are probably right though, that even a ride around the block to check for frame...
Replies: 6
Views: 5,951
Posted By beaker83

Yeah, its a 52cm. I'm not sure that the seat post...

Yeah, its a 52cm. I'm not sure that the seat post will come out enough for my friend though. She needs about 1/2-1" more room than me. She just broke her collar bone in a wreck and isn't supposed to...
Replies: 6
Views: 5,951
Posted By beaker83

87 Fuji Flair

Here goes my first real post!
I am helping a friend (who knows nothing about bikes) buy a bike and I'm considering this 87 Fuji Flair on craigslist, here is the link:...
05-01-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By beaker83

Thank you! Its a start!!

Thank you! Its a start!!
Forum: Introductions
05-01-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By beaker83

Thank you!

Thank you!
05-01-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By beaker83

Searching for my childhood bike...

Hi. I got my very first bike for my 7th birthday, it was a huffy. I am trying to find another one like it but can't seem to find any kind of online database and I am having no luck with general...
Forum: Introductions
05-01-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By beaker83

Woohoo! Hello!

Hi. As of about a year and half ago I hadn't ridden a bike since I was a kid. Getting a new bike was really overwhelming and I didn't know what I needed. I ended up getting a mountain bike because...
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